UNIFOR - Locksmith

Revision Date: October 2001
Classification: Locksmith
Hay Point Range: N/A


The Physical Plant Department is responsible for the entire physical plant of the University including construction, renovations, provision of utility services, and the care and maintenance of all properties.

Under the general supervision of the Senior Locksmith, the Locksmith is responsible for the installation, maintenance and repair of lock systems, related hydraulic door closers and panic bar hardware; provision of a key cutting service and maintaining related records.


  • Provides various lock changes, sets of sub-master keys, etc., in existing buildings.
  • Provides yearly re-pinning of all locks with heavy usage.
  • Pins all newly installed locks in new buildings for grand master, master, sub-master, and basic keys.
  • Provides maintenance on locks (such as re-pinning) when keys do not effectively open locks.
  • Opens locks if keys are lost.
  • Cuts keys from individual lock code as requested.
  • Maintains central file on all locks in the University with their key code.
  • Installs locks and door checks.
  • Installation and repair of all toilet partitions and hardware.
  • Installation of new wood and metal doors complete with all types of hardware and weather stripping.
  • Repair of all existing wood and metal doors and hardware.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


The minimum qualifications necessary for acceptable (satisfactory) job performance are:

Level of Formal Education

  • Education to an acceptable level with completion of appropriate courses in locksmithing.
  • Must hold a valid Class 5 Manitoba Driver's License.


  • At least five years of related experience.

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to work independently, without close supervision, is essential.
  • Must adhere to all safety standards as established by the Physical Plant Department.
  • Should be well organized and able to priorize work.
  • Ability to maintain accurate records.

Physical Requirements

  • Capable of performing the duties as assigned.

This class specification is intended to illustrate the characteristics of this classification level and should not be interpreted as a description of any one individual position within this classification level.

"In accordance with the University's Health and Safety Policy, and in support of the Workplace Safety and Health Act, Physical Plant is committed to providing a safe and healthy working environment for all staff and students. 

Physical Plant will instruct all employees to complete an Orientation Workshop, normally during the first day on the job, and the Health and Safety Orientation Module, normally during the probation period.  Employees will also be instructed to complete various workshops, such as Asbestos Awareness, etc. during the first year of employment depending upon an individual's classification."